Association for New Canadians (ANC NL) 

144 Military Road, P.O. Box 2031, Station C, St. John’s, NL A1C 5R6 

Email (general):  
Tel: (709) 722-9680
Facebook: @AssociationForNewCanadians
Twitter: @ANC_of_NL  
English as a Second Language Training Program AXIS Career and Employment Services
Tel: (709) 726-6848
Fax: (709) 726-6841 
Tel: (709) 579-1780
Fax: (709) 754-5559 
Main Office – Resettlement and Settlement Services Main Office – Volunteer Connections
Tel: (709) 722-9680
Fax: (709) 754-4407 
Tel: (709) 722-9680 
Fax: (709) 726-5286 
Main Office – Public Education & Outreach Child and Youth Programs (CAYP) 
Tel: (709) 722-0718
Fax: (709) 726-5503 
Tel: (709) 722-2828 
Fax: (709) 726-1885 


To settle and integrate newcomers, and to empower them with the skills, knowledge and information necessary to become independent, contributing members of the community and country.

Target Population:

Refugees and immigrants.

Highlights of Programs/Services Offered:

Settlement and Orientation 

  • Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Provider 
  • Resettlement assistance to GAR’s
  • Needs assessment, rereferrals, and support with settlement planning
  • Settlement, Orientation, and Integration Services 
  • Health and Wellness Initiatives 
  • Social and Recreation Activities 
  • Assistance to AIPP participants and employers 
  • Diversity workshops and training 
  • Interpretation and translation in over 20 languages
  • Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) for employees and for employers

Private Sponsorship of Refugees:

  • Under the Government of Canada Refugee Sponsorship program Canadian citizens and permanent residents can join with a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) to support refugee resettlement in Canada. Association for New Canadians offers four options:
    • Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program
    • Blended Visa Office Referral (BVOR) Program
    • Joint Assistance Sponsorship (JAS) Program 
    • Rainbow Refugee Assistance Project (RRAP)
    • If you are interested in becoming a co-sponsor or are interested in sponsoring a refugee, please contact:

Language and Training Assessment  

  • ESL Training Program—LINC(Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
    • This program assists adult learners in acquiring the language skills necessary to settle and integrate into Canadian society. Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) is a key component of the curriculum, incorporating advanced interactive software as well as instruction in basic computer technology. 
  • Outreach ESL Tutor Program
    • This program is designed to provide those eligible clients who reside outside the St. John’s region with programming that will help ensure they acquire strong, appropriate language skills to support their community integration and labour market attachment. 
  • Itinerant Program
    • This program provides language training to eligible newcomers who are unable to access such training due to issues related to waitlists, priority seats and childcare. 
  • LINC Home Study (Distance)
    • This distance ESL program is offered to LINC-eligible newcomers who wish to improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English. This self-paced course is offered via correspondence or online. All participants are provided with a weekly half-hour session with an instructor. 
  • ESL Evening Classes
    • The Association offers evening classes on Monday night from 7-9pm at 148 Elizabeth Ave to eligible newcomers. There is a virtual class on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm. For more information or to register, please contact (709) 726- 6848.

Child and Youth Programs: The goal of this program is support children, youth and their families transition into the Canadian school system as well creating a safe and diverse space. 

  • Services offered range from:
    • orientation to the Canadian school system, delivery of non-therapeutic services to immigrant children and youth who are experiencing difficulties adjusting to life in Canada, 
    • Supporting parents as children transition into the Canadian school system
    • Facilitating translation and interpretation services in schools etc 
    • Supports are offered in elementary, junior high, and high schools within the Newfoundland and Labrador English and French School Districts. For more information email us at

Career & Employment Services

  • Career and Employment Services—AXIS (Acquiring Experience; Integrating Skills) 
  • Pre-Employment Readiness Training 
  • Employment counselling
  • Bridge-to-Work 
  • Internship Placement Program (IPP) 
  • Strategic Transitions & Employment Partnerships (STEP) 
  • Mentoring Link 
  • Business Development Support 
  • Settlement Workers in the Schools (SWIS) Program 
  • Summer ESL Programs 
  • Homework Club 
  • Youth Group  

Community Connections: immigrants are matched with local volunteers who provide assistance with learning English, establishing social connections, and integrating into their new community. Some of the services that volunteers provide support for include:

  • Newcomer Match program
  • Academic Tutor program 
  • Fresh Start Breakfast program at ESL learning centre
  • English as a second language (ESL) volunteer tutor program
  • After school program 
  • ESL conversation circle program 
  • Women’s/Men’s/Youth/Young Adult/Senior’s/Stay-at-Home Mothers’ Groups
  • Special Events/Activities

Support Services 

  • Childcare: offered to eligible immigrants enrolled in classes at the ESL Training Centre in St. John’s (148 Elizabeth Avenue).   
  • Transportation: ANC provides transportation to and from classes at the ESL training centre to eligible immigrants who demonstrate a need for the service


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